Roberto (Obet) Carino Medina
Yorktown, Va. Roberto (Obet) Carino Medina, 71, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022. Roberto was a native of the Philippines before moving to the United States in April 1977 and enlisting in the US Air Force shortly thereafter. During his first assignment in Blytheville, AR he met the love of his life, Josefina. He retired from the US Air Force as a Tech Sgt in 1997 after 20 years of service after which he worked for NASA and retired in 2015 after 17 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years Josefina Argarin Medina and his children, son Joseph Robert Medina (Vanessa ‘Lila’ Medina) and daughter Jennifer Medina Perkins (Austin Perkins); grandchildren Maria Perkins, Alexia Perkins, Keaton Perkins, Isabella Medina, and Henry Obet Medina; his sisters and brothers Feliciana, Francisca, Nenita, Remigio, Esnelia, Florinda, and Adina. He was preceded in death by his parents Augusto and Socorro Medina and a sister Anita and brother Efren.
He will be remembered by his family and friends for his faith, strength of character, kindness and generosity. He loved spending time with his family enjoying the simple pleasures of life, playing cards, watching golf, cookouts with the family and tending to his garden. It gave him great joy to watch his grandchildren grow and play.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM in The Bethel Manor Chapel. A wake service will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 5:30 PM in Amory Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the wake service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in memory of Roberto Medina to these charities: Lung Cancer Foundation of America or Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital